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  • Report: Obama Wanted Rahm Emanuel to Run 2010 Census

    11/23/2013 3:48:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/2013
    There is an ongoing congressional investigation of improprieties and possible fraud at the US Census, as the New York Post reports a rumor that in 2009, gearing up for the 2010 national headcount, the Obama administration wanted to put the Census under the auspices of senior White House aide Rahm Emanuel.Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce department. Obama reportedly decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer. The fact that a strident Democratic strategist such as Emanuel could have been at the helm of the Census, the main purpose of which is congressional redistricting, must have put Republicans...
  • School report cards: Dramatic shifts seen in ethnic, racial makeup (Chicago goes Hispanic)

    11/02/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 11/01/13 | Art gGolab, Jon Seidel
    **SNIP** Whites lost their No. 1 status to Latinos in 19 suburban districts spread across the six-county area of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry. Blacks were displaced by Latinos as the leading group in nine other districts, including the city of Chicago. This year’s school report card shows that minorities make up nearly half the students in Illinois public schools. And, of those minorities, Hispanic students have eclipsed blacks over the last 10 years as the largest minority, 24 percent.
  • DC baby boom; white infants and toddlers biggest increase

    10/21/2013 11:35:05 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 7 replies
    MY Fox DC ^ | 10-21-2013
    There's been a baby boom in Washington, D.C. Census figures show the number of children younger than 5 has grown by almost twenty percent to 39,000 over the past 3 years. The number of children ages 5 to 13 rose 7 percent. The biggest increases came from white infants and toddlers, which are up 34 percent. The rise is largely being attributed to new parents in their 30's and early 40's. There were fewer kids 14 and older during that same time span, suggesting that some parents are moving out of the city when their children reach high school.
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 3:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-5-13 | Walter Hickey & Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. See link for list of names.
  • Why so Few Black People in Silicon Valley?

    07/31/2013 11:39:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro ^ | July 24, 2013 | Christiana Cobb
    Silicon Valley, one of the country's most diverse melting pots, is inexplicably short on one ingredient: black people. Why?Penny Speight spent much of her childhood trying to find a place to fit in. Raised in her grandmother's home in Stockton, she spent little time outside of school, church and with her family. "I wouldn't say there were a ton of black people," she says of her hometown, "but I was raised by my black family and I was always around them." Her life at home had a soundtrack—grandma approved of Whitney Houston tracks "I Believe in You and Me" and...
  • Southern Jews a Dying Breed as Small-Town Communities Dwindle Fast

    04/29/2013 6:05:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | April 28, 2013 | Seth Berkman
    A Way of Life Is Disappearing in Dixie Bert Rosenbush Jr. enjoys a bittersweet form of celebrity in his hometown of Demopolis, Ala.: He’s the last living Jew there. It’s a form of prominence he shares with Phil Cohen of Lexington, Miss. In Natchez, Miss., Jerold Krause is one of just a dozen Jews left. And Selma, Ala., a town that was central to the civil rights movement, is down to its last dozen, too. It’s a paradox, in a way. Because, as Stuart Rockoff, director of the history department of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Life, in Jackson, Miss.,...
  • One in three U.S. counties is dying off

    03/14/2013 7:24:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 March 2013
    A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The findings also reflect the increasing economic importance of foreign-born residents as the U.S. ponders an overhaul of a major 1965 federal immigration law. Without new immigrants, many metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and St....

    10/13/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 13, 2012
    In 2010, GOP candidates for federal office had a banner year in Illinois. The GOP picked up 4 House seats and a U.S. Senate seat in President Obama's adopted home-state. State party GOP candidates, fared less well, however. The state party picked up a handful of legislative seats and lost the Governor's office to Democrat Pat Quinn, Rod Blagojevich's former running-mate. As a result, Democrats controlled all levers for last year's redistricting process. They vowed to use it to reverse the GOP gains in the U.S. House. It isn't working out as planned. Years of Democrat control have taken a...
  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • Number of Muslims in the U.S. doubles since 9/11

    09/28/2012 6:55:09 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 36 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Thursday, May 03, 2012 | Meghan Neal
    A new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America, with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67% in the decade since the 9/11 attacks. Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000. Mormonism too saw remarkable growth, with a 45% increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing their number in the U.S. to 6.1 million. Ads by Google "Both of these...
  • The new American household: 3 generations, 1 roof

    04/09/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 65 replies ^ | 4/9/2012 | Les Christie
    As the economy continues to take a toll on consumers' finances, a growing number of people are discovering that becoming roommates with mom and dad, or a 20- or 30-something son or daughter, helps to ease some of the financial pain in tough times. As of 2010, 4.4 million U.S. homes held three generations or more under one roof, a 15% increase from 3.8 million households two years earlier, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau. For multi-generational households, there is typically a nice payoff. Not only do they save money, but they are better able to...
  • Americans Vote Conservative--With Their Moving Vans

    08/31/2011 4:58:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Conservatives yearn for a big, clarifying electoral victory in November of 2012, but they’re already winning decisively whenever Americans vote with their feet--or their moving vans. New Census numbers show citizens fleeing by the millions from liberal states and flocking in comparable numbers to bastions of rightwing sentiment. Call it the Great Political Migration. Between 2009 and 2010 the five biggest losers in terms of “residents lost to other states” were all prominent redoubts of progressivism: California, New York, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey. Meanwhile, the five biggest winners in the relocation sweepstakes are all commonly identified as “red states”...
  • Why America’s Young And Restless Will Abandon Cities For Suburbs

    07/22/2011 9:41:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/22/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For well over a decade urban boosters have heralded the shift among young Americans from suburban living and toward dense cities. As one Wall Street Journal report suggests, young people will abandon their parents’ McMansions for urban settings, bringing about the high-density city revival so fervently prayed for by urban developers, architects and planners. Some demographers claim that “white flight” from the city is declining, replaced by a “bright flight” to the urban core from the suburbs. “Suburbs lose young whites to cities,” crowed one Associated Press headline last year. Yet evidence from the last Census show the opposite: a...
  • Goodbye, White America

    05/11/2011 5:11:22 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 26 replies
    RightBias ^ | May 11, 2011 | Dr. Grace Vuoto
    The numbers are in: the white population is moribund. The latest figures from the 2010 census point to the emergence of a new America to be eventually dominated by minorities, especially Hispanics and Asians, the two fastest-growing ethnic groups in the land. By 2041 minorities will be the new majority. This demographic change is occurring at an even more meteoric pace than previously anticipated. America’s white population dropped from 69.1 percent in 2000 to 63.7 in 2010, while the minority population grew from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 36.3 percent in 2010.
  • Number of White Children Falling Fast (Whites already minority of child populations in 10 states)

    04/06/2011 11:51:43 AM PDT · by quesney · 158 replies
    America’s population of white children, a majority now, will be in the minority during this decade, sooner than previously expected, according to a new report. The Census Bureau had originally forecast that 2023 would be the tipping point for the minority population under the age of 18. But rapid growth among Latinos, Asians and people of more than one race has pushed it earlier, to 2019, according to William Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution who wrote the report about the shift, which has far-reaching political and policy implications. The single largest increase was among Hispanics, whose birthrates...
  • Black And Blue 2: Blacks Flee Blue States in Droves

    04/02/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 27, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Two milestones in the long, painful decline of the blue social model were reached this week and reported, of all places, in the pages of the very éminence grise of the monde bleu: the New York Times. The first was a piece of national and historical news: The Census reported that waves of blue state blacks fled the stagnant job opportunities, high taxes and rotten social conditions of the mostly blue northern states to seek better lives for themselves in the south.. --snip-- Within those states, Chicago and the city of the New York (widely considered among the most successful...
  • The Conservative States of America

    03/29/2011 3:04:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies · 4+ views
    the atlantic ^ | 3/29/11 | Richard Florida
    America is an increasingly conservative nation, by ideology and by political affiliation, according to polling results from the Gallup Organization. While conservatives have long outnumbered liberals and moderates across the U.S., the study sheds new light on state-by-state patterns. The map below shows the pattern for the 50 states. Mississippi is the first state with more than 50% conservative identification, with Idaho, Alabama, Wyoming, and Utah approaching that level, and Arkansas, South Carolina, North Dakota, Louisiana, and South Dakota (the rest of the top ten conservative states) 45% or higher. Conservatives outnumber liberals in even the most liberal-leaning states (excluding...
  • Why blacks are voting with their feet

    03/29/2011 2:57:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest data from the 2010 Census show how people are moving from place to place within America. In gen eral, people are voting with their feet against places where the liberal, welfare-state policies favored by the intelligentsia are most deeply entrenched. When you break it down by race and ethnicity, it's painfully clear what's happening. Both whites and blacks are leaving California, the poster state for the liberal, welfare-state and nanny-state philosophy. Whites are also fleeing the big Northeastern liberal, welfare states like Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the same kinds of states in...
  • US CENSUS DATA: Black Americans Are Moving South.

    03/28/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/28/2011 | John Ellis
    Black Americans are leaving northern states and relocating in the south, US census data show. Blacks are not just leaving Michigan, as one would expect. They are leaving New York and Illinois and the two major cities therein: New York City and Chicago. The New York Times reports that those leaving tend to be "younger and better educated." Walter Mead has a long post today on what this reversal of "the great migration" means for the "Big Blue" model of Democratic Party governance. Here's an excerpt: "The failure of blue social policy to create an environment which works for Blacks...
  • Is white the new black?

    03/11/2011 7:47:22 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate ^ | 3/11/11 | Jeff Yang, Special to SF Gate
    As white Americans move into the minority, some are claiming they're the ones now subject to racial oppression. Do they have a case? For a small, nerdy cluster of folk -- social science and cultural studies wonks, market researchers, armchair political pundits -- this month is the Super Bowl, Oscars and Olympics rolled into one. That's because the next few weeks will see the gradual, yet grand unveiling of data from the 2010 U.S. Census, an event literally 10 years in the making. The direction the numbers are headed isn't likely to be surprising: The trend line of increasing racial...
  • Reapportionment Bites Obama and the Democrats, Hard (2012 redistricting)

    12/21/2010 9:15:13 AM PST · by heiss · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The new Congressional reapportionment numbers are out. States gaining Congressional seats: Arizona (1), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1). States losing Congressional seats: Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1). You’ll notice John McCain won six of the eight states gaining seats. You’ll notice Barack Obama won eight of the ten states losing seats.
  • Reapportionment and the Electoral College

    12/21/2010 12:51:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 95 replies · 2+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 21, 2010 | Sean Trende
    The U.S. Census Bureau today announced its long-awaited final population and reapportionment numbers. The official population of the U.S. as of April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538, up from 281,421,906 in 2000. The Northeast grew 3.2 percent, the Midwest grew 3.9 percent, the South grew 14.3 percent and the West grew by 13.8 percent. Overall, it was the slowest growth in the country since the 1930s. The apportionment winners were: Texas (4 seats), Florida (2 seats), Arizona (1 seat), Georgia (1 seat), Nevada (1 seat), South Carolina (1 seat), Utah (1 seat), Washington (1 seat). The losers were: New York (2...
  • Texas gains four seats as U.S. population up 9.7%

    12/21/2010 9:24:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 4+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 11:56 a.m. EST | By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Texas will add four seats in the House of Representatives as the Census Department revealed Tuesday that the U.S. population grew at the slowest pace since the Great Depression. The population as of April 2010 was 308.7 million, up 9.7% over the last decade. The South and the West led the way in growth, with the West now more populous than the Midwest for the first time. Michigan actually lost population, down 0.6% as the automotive industry struggled. The population shift will affect 12 out of the 435 seats apportioned in the House. Florida gets two more...
  • 2010 Census Maps Breakdown Racial Segregation of US’s Biggest Cities

    09/27/2010 8:24:53 AM PDT · by facedodge · 26 replies · 3+ views ^ | Sept 26, 2010 | David Gardner
    Using information from the latest U.S. census results, the maps show the extent to which America has blended together the races in the nation’s 40 largest cities. With one dot equaling 25 people, digital cartographer Eric Fischer then colour-coded them based on race, with whites represented by pink, blacks by blue, Hispanic by orange and Asians by green. The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s integrated rainbow nation to look like, as many cities have clear racial dividing lines.DetroitWashington, DCLos AngelesNew YorkSan AntonioHoustonSan Francisco Read more:
  • Investigation: 140 Census Bosses Took Vegas Trip

    09/22/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    CBS4 ^ | Sep 20, 2010 | Brian Maass
    the U.S. Census Bureau sent 140 administrators from Colorado and nine other Rocky Mountain and southwestern states to Las Vegas for several days to discuss "lessons learned" from the 2010 census that could be applied in the next census in 2020. The trip cost an estimated $100,000 in airfare, meals and hotel costs and is coming under withering criticism from a Colorado congressman. "It's impossible to argue this without saying these folks took a vacation and they took it at taxpayer expense," said Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican congressman from Colorado. "I mean I think it's the equivalent of theft,"...
  • Government “Controlled” Healthcare – vs – Government Run Census

    07/12/2010 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 10 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 07-12-10 | J D Longstreet
    Allow me to relate to you a story of an American citizen’s experience with the 2010 Census: When the census began earlier this year, he did not receive the form. Then, if you recall, the government said there would be a second mailing. He did not receive the form in the second mailing. Soon afterwards he saw a notice in his regional newspaper that informed those having still not received their census forms to call a certain telephone number and request a form be sent to them. So, as a dutiful citizen, he called the number and made his request....
  • End of Census, and for Many, End of Job(jobless figure "unexpectedly" going up?)

    07/12/2010 7:16:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/11/10 | MICHAEL POWELL
    July 11, 2010 End of Census, and for Many, End of Job By MICHAEL POWELL PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It was a finely honed machine, this United States Census team, and it had a good run. But in the coming days and weeks, many of its members will experience the pain of unemployment — once again. Christine Egan, a 31-year-old massage therapist, says her census job offered shelter from the economic storm last year. “The economy was terrible; there was nothing,” she says. “I’ve already gone through ‘horrific,’ so I’m immunized.” She smiles, optimism almost extending to her eyes. “It must...
  • A census worker just came to my house and I refused to answer any more questions.

    07/10/2010 3:12:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 176 replies
    July 10, 2010 | E. Pluribus Unum
    I sent in the form when it came with the first question answered about how many people live at this address. I answered no other questions. They called this week and said to call them back. I did not. They just came by and I told them that I had already given the enumeration as required by the US Constitution. Can they arrest me? Will they harass me? The questions make me so angry because they are obviously going to be used by the government to justify racial discrimination.
  • Census worker taken to court for trespassing(HI)

    07/07/2010 7:34:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 5 July, 2010 | MARK NIESSE
    HONOLULU – In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residents of the rugged communities near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. He didn't expect to get arrested. An attempt to get one resident, a county police officer, to fill out Census forms landed Haas in the back of a patrol car with a trespassing charge. The case is now in federal court, the latest example of disputes this year between Census workers and residents who don't want to deal with them. It has created a rare instance...
  • Is 2010 Census Counting Homeless People Twice?

    06/10/2010 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies · 419+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/10/2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On the last three days of March, teams of temporary Census Bureau workers visited the types of places, including what the bureau calls "targeted non-sheltered outdoor locations" (TNSOL), where homeless people are known to congregate. These workers were carrying out the "Service-Based Enumeration" (SBE) phase of the Census, which counts the nation's homeless population. The bureau gave these workers two instructions that seemed peculiar: When they counted a homeless person, the workers did not need to take the person's name or date of birth, and if a presumed homeless person insisted he or she had already been counted by the...
  • Census Bureau Corruption:

    06/02/2010 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | June 2, 2010 | Glenn Beck and Company
    Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe joined the program today to talk about their latest undercover investigation on the Census. How much money is being wasted per day through corruption, fraud and incompetence? Census Cost Fraud
  • James O'Keefe Undercover Video Reveals Census Fraud!

    06/02/2010 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 33 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    James O’Keefe is at it again and this time has revealed a massive financial fraud within the Census Bureau that is costing you, the taxpayer, over an additional $1,000,000,000.00! This clip reveals James O’Keefe going undercover as a Census worker and being trained to tweak his pay card and his work hours by up to four additional hours a day. Census workers are paid $18.25 per hour. With over 600,000 workers that’s an incredible amount of fraudulent paychecks. O’Keefe captures on video the training by the crew leader on how to tweak the time cards. When he points out to...
  • Stephanopoulos Conducts Contentious Interview with James O’Keefe – Video 6/1/10

    06/01/2010 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 832+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a contentious interview conducted by George Stephanopoulos with undercover journalist James O’Keefe. O’Keefe appeared with Andrew Breitbart to discuss a new undercover video by O’Keefe on fraud and waste in the Census Bureau. But Stephanopoulos spent the first 7:50 of a 10:39 interview saying over and over again, “you committed a crime,” referring to the misdemeanor charge in O’Keefe’s attempt to go undercover in Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office. O’Keefe said he did, but Stephanopoulos again and again went back to that. To the credit of O’Keefe and Breitbart, they never lost their cool despite the obvious...
  • Undercover Census Fraud Investigation--New Jersey

    06/01/2010 9:12:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies · 1,771+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 1, 2010 | James O'Keefe
    On April 27, 2010, I got a job with the United States Census Bureau in New Jersey. With a hidden camera, I caught four Census supervisors encouraging enumerators to falsify information on their time sheets. Over the course of two days of training, I was paid for four hours of work I never did. I was told to take a 70 minute lunch break, was given an hour of travel time to drive 10 minutes, and was told to leave work at 3:30pm. I resigned prior to doing any data collection but confronted Census supervisors who assured me, “no one...
  • Census workers share their horror stories

    06/01/2010 4:00:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 1,637+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 1, 2010 | John Crudele
    A guy I'll call Mike has worked for Census 2010 several times in California over the past two years. The last time, he was trained at a facility that was an hour's drive from his home. He was paid for his commuting time at $17 an hour -- which is what he also got while working and training. Mike says that he, like everyone else, was also given 50 cents a mile for gasoline. The last time Mike worked for Census, the job lasted two weeks. He and the rest of his class had been promised eight weeks. Mike says...
  • Good News: Census Bureau Hassles Homeschool Familes

    05/27/2010 6:42:29 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 686+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/27/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Some of you may recall my response to the Census Bureau selecting ordering me to participate in the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census (so that, IMAO, pResident Zero can find out just how many of us teabaggers out here he really has to conquer and divide). Funny thing is, Census workers haven't come around to find out what I really have to say. But they sure don't have a problem with badgering large homeschool families who've already filled out the Census, making them answer the questions all over again. Here's an email conversation Mrs. Snarky Basterd came by...
  • Teen Census Workers Attacked In Indiana County [Pennsylvania]

    05/26/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT · by fatnotlazy · 22 replies · 747+ views
    WTAE-TV 4 ^ | May 26, 2010 | WTAE
    Police Say Census Workers Chased, Attacked, Threatened In Burrell Township. BURRELL TWP., Pa. -- State police have charged an Indiana County man with assault, saying he allegedly attacked two teenage census workers. According to police reports, 18-year-old Austin Kwisnek and a female juvenile were collecting data for the U.S. Census when Timothy Cowan chased them from his property on Hebenthal Lane in Burrell Township. Police said Cowan, 43, proceeded to follow the workers' vehicle down the road after they left. At one point, the workers' vehicle went off the side of the road and Cowan went up to Kwisnek's window...
  • Census Bureau Coercing Tape Recorded Interviews Without Consent

    05/25/2010 11:02:41 AM PDT · by X180A · 41 replies · 1,540+ views
    I had a message on my answering machine asking that I call the Census Bureau and referencing a case number. When I called a machine answered and stated something to the effect that calls may be recorded for quality assurance purposes. Then an agent came on the line, asked for the reference number, and told me that they had some questions they wanted to ask me. I told the lady on the line that, "I am happy to provide information but I do not consent to being recorded". She explained that recording was only for their internal quality assurance use....
  • Census Worker Sex Offender: Would You Let This Guy Into Your House?

    05/21/2010 5:27:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 1,216+ views
    See BS ^ | 5/20/2010 | Kealan Oliver
    PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) File this under creepy and scary.A New Jersey woman was on her toes when she somehow recognized a census worker who came to her house was actually a registered sex offender. Frank J. Kuni, a registered sex offender in Pennsauken, used a fake name to get a job as a U.S. Census worker, said police. CBS affiliate KYW said, now he is facing several charges after his true identity was recognized. Pennsauken resident Amy Schmalbach said Kuni knocked on her door on May 4 portraying a census worker. While asking her several questions, Schmalbach was trying to...
  • Was the US 2010 Census used to prop up the (PO) by sending...wasteful mail to every American?

    05/16/2010 4:50:27 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 36 replies · 787+ views
    Hill Buzz ^ | 15 May 2010 | Unknown
    Here’s a theory we’d love your help researching. Last night, we were all talking about the crazy amount of mail everyone’s received about the 2010 Census. We don’t remember this much mail in 2000, or in 1990, the other two censuses we were aware enough to take note of. The Census mailed letters advising Americans a census was happening. Then, the government sent letters asking if the first letters were received. It seems letters were sent informing the public that more letters would be coming telling them to expect letters that would give further details about expecting more letters, and...
  • Have the Census takers taken leave of their senses?

    05/15/2010 12:30:32 PM PDT · by lightman · 71 replies · 2,836+ views
    15 May AD 2010 | Lightman
    I live in "flyover country"--one of those "red counties" that form the "T" of Pennsylvania, or, as those not so fond of my (our) politics calls it, Pennsyltucky. And I find increasingly that I am an unappreciated minority; indeed, a minority that is viewed with growing suspicion. I am a rural resident who rents a Post Office box. Thanks to the Patriot Act, every bank account must now have record of my physical street address. So must my driver's license and vehicle registration. And, this time around (unlike a decade ago) I did not receive a Census form. In fact,...
  • US Census Workers Knocking on Your Neighbors’ Doors, Looking for Snitches in Memphis

    05/14/2010 1:21:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2,055+ views
    big gov't ^ | 5/14/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    Just when we thought–which appears to be alive and well when clicked–was scary and invasive–it seems the Obama administration’s Census Bureau has outdone itself. A US census worker, driving a metallic gray Ford Taurus-type car, has been reported to be combing through the Memphis, TN suburb of Germantown knocking on doors asking people for information on their neighbors.
  • Census Worker Charged With Rape, Burglary

    05/13/2010 6:19:51 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 5-13-10 | Bob McCarty
    Barely three months after I advised Americans to Think Twice Before Opening Door to Census Worker, two Indiana women were attacked by a U.S. Census worker.
  • Woman raped by census worker

    05/12/2010 7:06:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies · 1,180+ views
    Pekin, Ind. - A U.S. Census worker has been charged with rape and burglary, after two women in southern Indiana claim they were attacked. One of the victims was a 21 year-old physically handicapped woman. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, he had been with the agency for two weeks. The attack occurred Saturday morning in Pekin, Indiana in Washington County. Police said the man broke in while a mother and daughter slept and attacked them. According to investigators, the mother had taken a mild sleeping pill. The man, identified as 39 year-old Daniel Miller, was arrested following the incident....
  • VANITY - Census workers

    05/11/2010 7:33:39 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 72 replies · 2,282+ views
    grunthor | 11 may 2010 | grunthor
    Ok so I filled out my census form with the constitutionally required information (how many people live here) and sent it in. Still, I have had two different census workers show up here telling me that it is my duty to complete the form and that it is their duty to "help me" do that. Both incidents have been polite on either side however I realize that eventually the time will come when they will stop being polite. Last night the census worker was asking for our names. I was sorely tempted to give them made up names but I...

    05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 443+ views
    SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members." SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year. SNIPPET: "The...
  • Volunteer Census worker charged with burglary and rape in Indiana

    05/10/2010 9:48:34 AM PDT · by bamahead · 22 replies · 1,038+ views
    WHAS-TV 11 ^ | May 9, 2010
    LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A volunteer Census worker who made his rounds earlier this week is now accused of returning to a physically handicapped woman's home this weekend and beating her and raping her. WHAS11's Adrianna Hopkins was in Pekin, Indiana on Sunday where the crime happened, and spoke to the neighbors and friends of both the victim, and the accused. "I had no reason to be afraid or anything of him,” said Debbie Bishop. “He was just a nice ordinary person." That's what Bishop thought last Tuesday when she met Daniel Miller. The self-employed tile-layer and volunteer Census worker drove...
  • Census workers came to my house!

    05/06/2010 7:44:25 PM PDT · by djf · 101 replies · 4,261+ views
    OK... I'm in my front yard and an SUV pulls up and parks in my neighbors driveway. I go back to doing what I was doing... then I hear "Hello..." so I look up. A young (early thirties) guy is standing there with a slightly larger fellow behind him. "We've stopped here about thirty times and have not been able to get any info from your naighbors who live in that house... (pointing at the house)... would you have any info about who lives there?" I think about this for a couple seconds. Somewhat smelling a setup. My reply... "I...
  • Why Obama should not have checked 'black' on his census form

    04/29/2010 6:05:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies · 1,099+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4-29-10 | Elizabeth Chang
    I have always considered Barack Obama to be biracial, and I had hoped that his election would help our country move beyond the tired concept of race. Unfortunately, the president is not getting with my program. Although I knew Obama self-identifies as African American, I was disappointed when I read that that's what he checked on his census form. The federal government, finally heeding the desires of multiracial people to be able to accurately define themselves, had changed the rules in 2000, so he could have also checked white. Or he could have checked "some other race." Instead, Obama went...
  • Six Census Workers Die in Auto Accidents in One Week

    05/03/2010 4:12:25 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 737+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | May 3, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau said Monday it is being watchful about potential dangers to its workers -- ranging from anti-government sentiment to everyday accidents -- after six died in auto incidents in the last week. At a news briefing, Census Bureau director Robert Groves said the traffic deaths were of concern since temporary census workers are fanning out in neighborhoods around the country to conduct interviews until mid-July.